Last year Microsoft presented the Microsoft HoloLens to the world, there is a remarkable difference between Virtual Reality (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) and this Augmented Reality headset. It does not require a computer to operate as the glasses incorporate one Intel 32 – bit supported by 2 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. It also supports Bluetooth connectivity and equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, the whole system is running Windows 10 operating system. Today Microsoft announced the pre-order of Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition, which will begin shipping from March 30 at a price tag of $3,000.
You can Pre-order the Microsoft HoloLens (Dev Kit) for $3,000
The device consists of multiple environment understanding sensors and it’s powered by a custom-built Microsoft Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) and an Intel 32-bit architecture. The HPU is custom silicon that allows HoloLens to understand gestures and gaze while mapping the world all around you, all in real time.
HoloLens has see-through holographic lenses that use an advanced optical projection system to generate multi-dimensional full-color holograms with very low latency so you can see holographic objects in your world. The key to a great holographic experience is holograms that are light point rich, i.e., they have a high holographic density and are pinned, or anchored, to the world around you. To achieve this, HoloLens has been designed for optimal holographic density of 2.5K radiants. The more radiants and light points there are, the brighter and richer the holograms become.
The Microsoft HoloLens comes with a pre-installed HoloTour application that offers a panoramic 360-degree video with which to recreate that we are in Rome or Machu Picchu (Peru) with three games: Fragments, RoboRaid and Young Coker. Regarding the commercial version for the common user, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman (the Kinect software developer) said at a recent TED Conference in Vancouver, that the company is determined not to repeat the mistakes they made with Kinect and Microsoft will not release its HoloLens until “the world is ready”
Via: Windows Blog